Memphis, Tennessee – Z. Christopher Mercer was recently elected into the College of Fellows of the American Society of Appraisers and was awarded the coveted Fellow Accredited Senior Appraiser (FASA) designation. Fellowship is the highest honor bestowed by the Society on a member and recognizes the professionalism and invaluable contributions the member has made.
Earning the FASA makes Chris one of a small, select group of members that currently hold this honor. A member since 1987, he had previously been designated as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) within the business valuation discipline of the Society.
“Your exemplary service and dedication have helped ASA maintain its position of leadership among professional appraisal organization around the world. Your commitment to excellence in your practice and in every task you have undertaken on behalf of the Society has contributed to the advancement of the valuation profession in the minds of those who use, practice and regulate appraisal services,” commented Linda B. Trugman, ASA, International President of the American Society of Appraisers.
Chris is the founder and CEO of Mercer Capital, a national business valuation and financial advisory services firm with offices in Memphis, Dallas, and Nashville. He is the author of nine books on business valuation and business valuation-related topics and is a frequent speaker on business valuation-related issues to professional associations nationally and internationally.
He is a past member of the Professional Board of the International Valuation Standards Council, past chairman of the Business Valuation Standards Sub-Committee of the American Society of Appraisers, past member of the Business Valuation Committee of the American Society of Appraisers, among other professional activities.
Chris remarked, “The American Society of Appraisers has been the leader in the advancement of the business valuation profession. My work with the Society has been and continues to be immensely rewarding. I am honored to have been elected into the College of Fellows and to join such an august group.”
“We are very proud of Chris and this well-deserved recognition,” said Matthew R. Crow, ASA, CFA, president of Mercer Capital. “Chris has been and continues to be a thought-leader within the business valuation profession. In addition, his work with the Business Valuation Standards Sub-committee has been vital in advancing professional standards for the profession.”
Chris also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute and the Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR) designation from the Institute of Business Appraisers.